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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near The Reef, Israel

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about The Reef...

The Reef is a surf spot in Israel. The water temperature around The Reef changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 17.1°C (62.8°F) in March up to 28.4°C (83.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since The Reef is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at The Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of March at The Reef is approximately:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to The Reef. The closest one is TE PEAK, which is just 0.4km (0.2miles) away from The Reef. Click here for directions and for more information on TE PEAK and its water temperature. Another surfspot near The Reef is BackDoor Haifa, which is ca 2.2km (1.4miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to The Reef?

Yes, there are several nice beaches close to The Reef. The closest one is Carmel Beach, which is 0.4km (0.3miles) away from The Reef. Another gorgeous beach near The Reef is Dado South Beach, which is roughly 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for The Reef?

The water temperature at The Reef is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to 17°C (63°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near The Reef?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to The Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about The Reef...

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